Join me for an opportunity to share, reflect and learn from others. Please join us for this professional development workshop that will allow area instructional coaches time to learn and discuss successful practices with peers. During this collaborative time, we will share and reflect on successes from the current school […]
This workshop will address de-escalation strategies to use in the classroom with students. Often, students who have experienced trauma can react differently to everyday activities. This training will provide educators steps to help a child self-regulate their emotions and learn effective coping strategies. Audience is K-12 Teachers.
1 in 5 children under 18 in the United States live below the federal poverty line, while more than half of all public school students are designated as low-income. Educators across the country are seeking strategies to work with students to address the academic achievement gaps between under-resourced students and […]
There is great value in having two professionals share responsibility for instruction. Learn how co-teaching has gone beyond the initial special education-general education focus to include all aspects of the school environment. When done effectively, co-teaching can help: Increased adult attention to students Shared expertise among two or more teachers […]
This online workshop will teach best practices for supporting teachers with remote learning. Paraprofessionals will learn strategies for helping teachers make the virtual classroom engaging, responsive, and inclusive. Come learn what resources are available to help hone your remote learning skills! Audience is K-12 Paraprofessionals.
This workshop will provide educators strategies for how to make their classrooms welcoming spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ. The facilitators will keep participants engaged through interactive online activities, and will provide the opportunity for independent work in order to receive 6 CPDUs. This is a great opportunity to […]
“Dave’s advice: Take a deep breath and refocus on six known best practices-establish and strengthen key beliefs, build knowledge, and increase reading, writing, speaking and listening, and argumentation in every content area, every day! THE 6 THINGS are all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder […]
What is the difference between differentiate and scaffolding? Differentiation focuses on how students learn individually, scaffolding aims to provide class-wide instruction to reduce student struggles and anxiety when accomplishing assigned tasks. Furthermore, scaffolding clarifies the purpose of specific assignments and learning objectives. Join us as we learn how to effectively differentiate and scaffold instruction […]
The Illinois state assessment dates are just around the corner. Are you prepared to give these assessments? Are your students prepared to take these assessments? We are currently in the midst of a pandemic, so giving the state assessments may not be a top priority at this moment. However, ISBE […]
Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science–what we know about how the brain works–can be applied to social-emotional learning. This book offers a clear, easy-to-understand explanations of brain activity and dozens of specific strategies for all grade levels. According […]